May 23, 2020

Sunday, May 24

Do you struggle with judging others or feeling judged? It can be hard to escape in our culture and Christians do not necessarily have a good track record! What does Jesus have to say about it? Tune in to find out.

Sermon: Learning Not to Judge

Prelude: #683 I know not why such wondrous grace

Postlude: #670 Amazing grace (performed by Brenda Beckingham)

Scripture Readings

Proverbs 31:9 (NRSV)

Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Matthew 7:1–6 (NRSV)

“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbour’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbour, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbour’s eye. “Do not give what is holy to dogs; and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under foot and turn and maul you.

James 4:11–12 (NRSV)

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers and sisters. Whoever speaks evil against another or judges another, speaks evil against the law and judges the law; but if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. So who, then, are you to judge your neighbour?